Arsenal have confirmed that the upcoming implementation of the UK authorities’s COVID-19 Autumn and Winter Plan B will not be in place for Saturday’s recreation towards Southampton. Prime Minister Boris Johnson applied ‘Plan B’ this week amid fears concerning the extra transmissible Omicron variant of the illness. The PM has already introduced again a requirement to put on masks in outlets and on public transport. One of the brand new rules applied is the introduction of vaccine passports, with outside occasions which have greater than 10,000 attendees in shut proximity to one another set to require Covid-19 certification for contributors to enter or a unfavorable lateral stream take a look at.
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The rules come into power on Wednesday December 15, that means the 4 Premier League video games happening that night – Brighton vs Wolves, Burnley vs Watford, Crystal Palace vs Southampton and Arsenal vs West Ham – would be the first at which they’re utilized. A press release from Arsenal learn:
“Once Plan B takes impact, any venue with a capability of 10,000 or extra should guarantee attendees have COVID certification within the type of a sound COVID Pass or proof of a unfavorable lateral stream take a look at taken inside 48 hours earlier than the fixture. “Please observe, Plan B laws won’t be in place for our match towards Southampton on Saturday.
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“We are awaiting readability from the Government and Premier League on additional particulars, together with when these modifications will come into power. We will present fans with extra info as quickly as it’s accessible to us. “In the meantime, fans attending Emirates Stadium ought to proceed to carry COVID certification within the type of a sound COVID move or proof of a unfavorable COVID take a look at. We will proceed to carry out spot checks on arrival at the stadium.”